Database Updates

Tools and instructions for manually updating the databases for F-Secure products (Windows & Linux)


Using 'Check Now'

For: F-Secure Anti-Virus Client Security, F-Secure Anti-Virus for Workstations, F-Secure Protection Service for Business (PSB) Workstation Security, F-Secure Anti-Virus 20xx, F-Secure Internet Security 20xx

Open the Anti-Virus user interface by double clicking the "F" icon on Windows task bar.

Start the database update process by clicking on the "Check Now" link on the Home pane.

Using 'fsdbupdate'

For: The latest supported versions of F-Secure Anti-Virus products for Windows, F-Secure Policy Manager and Protection Service for Business Workstation Security

Download and execute the fsdbupdate utility program with all databases (Antivirus, Spyware, Spam, Parental, etc) from our download server. File integrity checksum for the latest fsdbupdate is listed in:

Download fsdbupdate.exe


Using utilities in Linux

Applicable to : F-Secure Internet Gatekeeper for Linux (version 4), F-Secure Policy Manager (version 11.x and 12.x)

Download and run the utilities ( and from our download server.